Carol Quillen Will Be the First Woman President of Davidson College

The Davidson College board of trustees has elected Carol Quillen as the college’s 18th president. When she takes office on August, she will become the first woman to lead Davidson, which at one time only enrolled men. Davidson College, located 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, is regarded as one of the most respected liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Dr. Quillen has been serving as vice president for international and interdisciplinary initiatives at Rice University in Houston. From 2006 to 2010, she was vice provost for academic affairs. Quillen first joined the Rice faculty in 1990 as an assistant professor of history.

Dr. Quillen is a native of New Castle, Delaware. She attended Quaker schools through grade 12. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Chicago and holds a Ph.D. in European history from Princeton University.

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